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Forum: Touring
06-22-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,830
Posted By dirtydozen

Wow thanks a lot guys for all those quick answers...

Wow thanks a lot guys for all those quick answers ! Too many answers to quote each of you, i'm sorry.

Is there a navigation app someone can recommand that would work this way : plan the route on...
Forum: Touring
06-22-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,830
Posted By dirtydozen

Cheap navigation

Hello everybody,

I love to travel by bike, but navigation can be quite a pain sometimes, i would like to buy a device that would help me with navigation.
I'm looking for the least expensive...
11-30-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By dirtydozen

cubewheels andrewclaus AeroGut ARider2 I...

cubewheels andrewclaus AeroGut ARider2

I changed the position of the FD as you guys suggested and it worked flawlessly for a 2h30 ride, thank you very much!
I can't believe the 3 LBS couldn't...
11-20-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By dirtydozen

Alright thanks for your input guys, I will try...

Alright thanks for your input guys, I will try this and I will let you know how it works! When I tried to index it myself I didn't change the position of the FD, I assumed the LBS checked that...
11-20-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By dirtydozen

Weird FD issue

Hello,

I have bought a second-hand road bike in early june, tarmac SL4 with shimano 105 5700 groupset, with a triple 50-39-30 crankset. FD is compatible with this.

Since I have it the FD isn't...
09-28-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By dirtydozen

Great document thanks! Alright cool...

Great document thanks!



Alright cool thanks a lot!
09-26-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By dirtydozen

Mixing shimano groupsets

Hello,

I need to get a double FD, double crankset, and a left double shifter (all shimano).

I would like to get second-hand parts, and this will most likely end up mixing groupsets.

Would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By dirtydozen

yes right? On paper seems really fun, but I'm...

yes right? On paper seems really fun, but I'm scared it's the kind of fun that will end up in an hospital



Im going on holidays, i'll stay there 4/5 days and then figure out how to come back,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By dirtydozen

wind and safety

Hey, i'm planing to do a 200km ride to go on holidays on friday.
I checked the windfinder website and local weather, both work very well in my area and there will be a very strong back wind, 17mph...
Forum: Touring
08-14-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By dirtydozen

Cheap GPS unit

Hello,

I am planning a trip on my roadbike, and last time I have done a trip I was super annoyed using my phone as my GPS.
I couldn't see anything because of the sun, so I had to stop to check...
08-09-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By dirtydozen

Well it seems like you can't really go wrong...

Well it seems like you can't really go wrong having cleats too backwards whereas you can get injuries with cleats being too forward, so i'd like to try to go backwards a bit more but I can't on my...
08-07-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
Posted By dirtydozen

The problem I had before was often when shifting...

The problem I had before was often when shifting from the big ring to the middle one, it wouldn't shift and I had to go all the way to the small one and then back up. I ride in hilly terrain so I...
08-07-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By dirtydozen

Yeah it's standard any flat pedal should work. ...

Yeah it's standard any flat pedal should work.

I have dual sided flat/SPD on my roadbike, this is great and I recommend it. I got the ones from decalthon, they kinda look like road pedals, it...
08-07-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By dirtydozen

SPD holes brand differences

Hello,

I am struggling with some right big toe pain after 80km.

I had Mavic crossmax shoes, they were too big so I changed them for Mavic boa SPD, sizing looks perfect but I still have right...
07-28-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
Posted By dirtydozen

Yes, but it wouldn't work on my triple right ? My...

Yes, but it wouldn't work on my triple right ? My triple isn't working very well but at least I can go on each of the rings, that wouldn't be possible with a double FD right ?



LBS didn't...
07-28-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
Posted By dirtydozen

Thank you all of you guys for your interesting...

Thank you all of you guys for your interesting inputs.



On the specs it says :

Top gear teeth : 50T
Total capacity : 20T
Applicable Top-Mid tooth difference : 11T
07-27-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
Posted By dirtydozen

Is 53T Front Derailleur a thing ?

Hello,

I bought a second hand bike that got sent to me from a bike shop.
I went to the LBS to index the FD, 3 different mechanics tried to but it's still not working very well.

The last...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,217
Posted By dirtydozen

Last 2 rides I tried a new way to ride and i got...

Last 2 rides I tried a new way to ride and i got 0 dangerous situation, well 1 but I wasn't applying my new "trick".

I rode with 70 centimeters to my right, when a car passes I go as close as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,217
Posted By dirtydozen

Yeah Varia seems nice I just heard about it an...

Yeah Varia seems nice I just heard about it an hour ago, but sadly I'm a student I can't afford this.
There are a lot of back roads where I live, but on some there is traffic and without a narrow...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,217
Posted By dirtydozen

Looking for tips to avoid unsafe driving behaviours

Hello guys, I am very concerned about my safety on the bike, I am already very aware about anything that could make me crash but there are things I cannot control.

I live in a new area and I find...
06-23-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By dirtydozen

Nevermind playing a bit with it kind of unlocked...

Nevermind playing a bit with it kind of unlocked something and now i have 5 and 2 clicks, even without the cable being in. So it's all good thanks
06-23-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By dirtydozen

triple shifter has 1 click ?!

Hello,

I have a problem on my left shifter 105 ST-5703.

I bought the same exact shifter, 105 ST-5703, it's written shimano 105 triple on it, it's brand new. But it only has 1 click to make the...
06-23-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By dirtydozen

Shifter clicks well without any cable in and with...

Shifter clicks well without any cable in and with cable but no tension at all

With cable tension increase (even at low overall tension) doesn't shift anymore.

I was playing with the shifter for...
06-23-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By dirtydozen

Alright so now that I enjoyed a bit my bike on...

Alright so now that I enjoyed a bit my bike on the big ring it's time to really look into the problem.

I unbolted the cable off the FD, and surprise... shifter now clicks again and its smooth. I...
06-15-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By dirtydozen

Well the sora R3000 left shifter is 70euros, I...

Well the sora R3000 left shifter is 70euros, I don't think i'll ever find a shifter + FD combo for less than that (or maybe second hand but i couldn't find anything yet)

i'll end up with a gray...
06-15-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By dirtydozen

Sora shifter compatibility

Hello, my left shimano 105 5703 shifter seems to be dead, I am looking for a replacement.
The whole groupset is 105 5700, 10 speed and triple rings.

Would it work If I put a triple left shifter...
06-10-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By dirtydozen

Any other input before I start to take the cables...

Any other input before I start to take the cables off ? thanks
06-08-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By dirtydozen

Ok thanks for your input, I will take a look if I...

Ok thanks for your input, I will take a look if I end up removing the cables.



Yes this was a good idea but i'm afraid nothing happened. Cable tension doesn't seem to be the problem here.
06-08-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By dirtydozen

I tried putting some WD40 but it didn't change...

I tried putting some WD40 but it didn't change anything sadly. Cables are a month old they should be ok, I'll wait a bit before stripping them out, for some reason I always struggle to put them back...
06-07-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By dirtydozen

Thank you Andy. I am going to unwrap the...

Thank you Andy.

I am going to unwrap the bars and have a closer look on what's going on.

EDIT :

Shifter cable looks nicely in place, but I can see there is a difference between both...
06-07-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By dirtydozen

Thank you every one of you guys for your answers...

Thank you every one of you guys for your answers ! Helps me a lot.



I can believe I won't feel the difference, but the amount of protection won't be the same. Not necessary comparing MTB and...
06-07-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By dirtydozen

Shifter randomly stops working mid ride

Hello, something kind of weird just happened to me today.

I had some derailleurs indexing issues the past weeks but it has been resolved by a pro mechanic (with struggles)

I did a ride last...
06-06-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By dirtydozen

MTB helmet for road cycling

Hey,

I am looking to buy an helmet for road cycling, looking at safety first, but also a bit concerned about heat since where I live i'm gonna fry all summer.

Bontrager Rally MIPS helmet is one...
05-21-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By dirtydozen

The thing is, when i try to turn the limit screws...

The thing is, when i try to turn the limit screws nothing happen because of the cable tension that isn't right. The thingy to adjust tension feels a bit weird tbh, I am scared that if I deconnect the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By dirtydozen

It's alright, i always rode on 9 or less so I'm...

It's alright, i always rode on 9 or less so I'm happy with 10. But yeah when I got the bike I was a bit pissed because some stuff he said on the phone weren't true. But on the other hand he didn't...
05-19-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By dirtydozen

I tried the bike around my block, I can go on...

I tried the bike around my block, I can go on each of the 3 chainrings, but I can't go at the 2/3 biggest cogs at the back and sometimes there is some rubbing. Limit screws are ok, chain won't go...
05-18-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By dirtydozen

Hello guys, thanks for your feedback. Chain...

Hello guys, thanks for your feedback.

Chain probably isn't too long yes, the indexing is just real messed up. I'll wait a bit for a pro to do it for me, i've seen loads of tutorials and its still...
05-17-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By dirtydozen

From triple to 50/34 105 5700

Hello, I would like to go from a triple 50/39/30 to a double 50/34. Can I do it by just swapping cranksets or do I need to get new shifters and front derailleur ?

Thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By dirtydozen

I just got the bike delivered, actually it's a 10...

I just got the bike delivered, actually it's a 10 speed, so it's not 105 5800 like the bike shop said.

So to go from triple crankset to 50/34, can I get away with simply buying new chairings or...
05-16-20, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By dirtydozen

Gear indexing issue

Hello, I am trying to set up a new rear derailleur, but I can't get it right and the derailleur is in a awkward position, see photo : https://i.imgur.com/Yqtg686.jpg

The smallest ring is very...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By dirtydozen

I know the crankset isn't 105, but i thought the...

I know the crankset isn't 105, but i thought the shifters were. I don't have the bike yet, it's being delivered to me tomorrow or on monday.

It comes from a bikeshop and the guy told me it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By dirtydozen

Compact chainrings on a triple set up

Hello,

I just got a very sweet deal on a bike but the gray triple chainring that comes with the bike is far from ideal to me.
A black chainring would look so much better as there is a bit of...
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By dirtydozen

1890/1930 bikes.. worth it ?

Hey. I am quite passionate about the first decades of road cycling and I can find quite a lot of frames on the internet that are very old.

I am not very interested in riding them like people used...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-19, 02:36 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 28,139
Posted By dirtydozen

Never said that. And well we're looking at wheels...

Never said that. And well we're looking at wheels that are worth more than a standard wage, and used by pro teams so yes those are good hubs...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By dirtydozen

It's ok don't worry, i'll find a place ! Thank...

It's ok don't worry, i'll find a place ! Thank you for your time !
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By dirtydozen

Yes after some researches I think bagnères de...

Yes after some researches I think bagnères de luchon is clearly the way to go. A lot of climbs that I haven't done nearby.

So for anyone interested, bagnères de bigore and bagnères de luchon have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By dirtydozen

1 week in the Pyrenees

Hello, this summer I will be in vacations in the pyrenees for 1 week to do some climbing.

Can anyone recommand me a good aera to stay at so I can do a lot of hard climbs without spending too much...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By dirtydozen

Sigma 26.13 STS vs Powermeter

Hello, I was looking at bycicle computers and then I saw the Sigma 26.13 for around 100 euros and it says it shows power in Watts.

Does anyone know how this works ? It knows the speed and cadence...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-18, 03:54 AM
Replies: 20,190
Views: 4,498,917
Posted By dirtydozen

My recent purchases are : The Bell Stratus...

My recent purchases are :

The Bell Stratus MIPS 2018 Helmet which is basically one of the best in term of protection.

A beanie to go under as it's starting to get colder as the days go by
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-18, 03:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,343
Posted By dirtydozen

So based off that I just bought the Bell Stratus...

So based off that I just bought the Bell Stratus MIPS 2018 that looks ok and is a 5 stars on that list, and i got a pretty good deal on it! Can't wait to ride with it, thanks again for this link.
...
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